Basic shapes are fundamental PDFs, with often well-known functional form.
They are usually fully analytically implemented and often a thin
Any missing shape can be easily wrapped using
Binned PDFs extend the functionality of unbinned PDFs by providing more histogram-like features in addition to the basic unbinned PDFs. They interface with the Unified Histogram Interface (uhi) that is provided boost-histogram and especially Hist.
While polynomials are also basic PDFs, they convey mathematically a more special class of functions.
They constitute a sum of different degrees.
Kernel Density Estimations#
KDEs provide a means of non-parametric density estimation.
An extensive introduction and explanation can be found in Kernel Density Estimation.
Composed PDFs build on top of others and provide sums, products and more.
Custom base class#
These base classes are used internally to build PDFs and can also be used to implement custom PDFs.
They offer more or less support and freedom.